No addition to morning DART trains
GREYSTONES NO SHORT-TERM EXPANSION
GREYSTONES RAIL commuters will continue to be left out on the cold platform as the 2009 timetable doesn’t include any new morning rush hour DARTs.
The lack of DARTs leaving Greystones Station in the morning time is a growing concern for the hundreds of commuters using the line each and every week day.
However Irish Rail have said all Greystones commuters get that allimportant seat on the morning train.
‘Due to the economic climate there will be no short-term expansion to the Greystones morning DART service. We are currently able to cater for the demand,’ explained Barry Kenny a spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann, ‘Once the economy gets better we will be looking at long-term expansion of routes but not at the moment.
The new 2009 timetable which start- ed on December 14 contains only one extra train to Greystones.
The 20.34 p.m. diesel is the added train service.
‘I am disappointed with the new timetable. I have been pressing Irish Rail to put on extra DART services especially to fill the gap from 8.30a.m. to 9.30a.m. when many people want to use it.
‘A railcar arriving from Dublin terminates in Bray but could be sent down the line in time to form a 9.00a.m. service from Greystones,’ said Cathaoirleach for Wicklow County Council and Greystones Town Councillor Derek Mitchell.
Councillor Mitchell spent 22 years campaigning to get the DART to Greystones and he says he intends to keep lobbying to improve the service.
‘Greystones has a third of the number of trains that Bray has and this needs to be improved,’ said Cllr. Mitchell.